Finn & Rebecca

Finn & Rebecca

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"My" ER tomorrow

It will be "my" (donor's) egg retrieval tomorrow. I sent an email asking how many follicles there are but as yet, have had no reply from the donor programme sister...damn. Hard not to want info especially as I have been so removed from the stim process.  On one hand, I admit it is a relief. Not to be worrying daily about my follicles. Did they grow? How many are there? Are they going to make good embryos this time? Will we finally get to a transfer?

On the other hand, it would be nice to know how many ova to expect. Maybe if I don't have any preconceived ideals, I will be happy with anything more than we need? I wouldn't say I am obsessing, just interested in comparing to my last cycle I suppose.

Time will tell. Next step, ER and count of ova. Then fertilisation and waiting for the fert report. Then daily fert report call-ins, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun...and then hopefully Embryo Transfer with real, live, healthy blastocysts on Monday!!!!! I never made it to actual blasts, so all very exciting.

Then of course, the loooooong two week wait until the blood test day.....

Interestingly, we had all our blood work done and I finally know what my blood type is...O Pos, which yay, is the same as the donors. DH is AB Pos which is actually quite rare - only 5% of the population have this type. Seems we are all clear on hepatitus, HIV etc etc which is a plus LOL.

Will post again with the fert report...gosh, just got butterflies in my stomach....can't believe we are here again...but for the first time...


  1. Good Luck Cam!!!!
    Hoipe there will be many happy eggies!!!

  2. Hope ER is a massive success Cam.

    Please KUP :)

  3. I have my pompoms out for you!!!! Hoping to hear great news!!

  4. All the best Cammy!!!!! xx

  5. Thinking of you and hoping for a good haul of ova :)

    I think they deliberately keep the follicle count from u so you are not "upset" with the final number of eggs retrieved... Painful but I understand the theology behind it...

    Sending you and the donor hugs and love - here's to GREAT embies.